Registered Veterinary Nurse required At Fair City Veterinary Group, Perth
Up to £29,000 depending on experience
Fair City Vets, Perth
Perth, Perthshire, United Kingdom
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team here at Fair City Veterinary Group, Perth!
Daily duties include patient admits/discharges, nurse consults, monitoring anaesthesia, inpatient care, lab work and schedule 3 procedures. We offer flexible working patterns and hours that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you. 1 in 4 Saturdays with no OOH as Vets Now Dundee covers our OOH. We are looking for two part time nurses and are willing to discuss your ideal amount of hours.
Salary for the role is up to £29,000 pro-rata depending on experience.
Fair City Vets is a friendly and supportive team at a busy practice. Our building is spacious and bright, allows a lot of light into the consult rooms and has a small garden to take our patients out for a wander. Our practice is well staffed so even when busy, we still maintain our calm atmosphere.
What makes us different to other practices?
Our nursing team runs slightly differently to others. Although we have a nursing manager, our nursing team splits the responsibilities between each other.
We have various departments - some examples of these are Hospital Management, Ops & Theatre Management, Nutrition, Consults (development & expansion of current nurse consults) and Lab & Diagnositcs to name just a few. Projects for each of these teams are driven by the team leaders with our Nursing Manager, Practice Manager and Clinical Director available for support and regular discussions about how things are going and what our plans for the future are. This has made our nursing team run smoothly and work amazingly together as well as meaning everyone gets a say in how things are done and the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
As a practice, we offer laser therapy which is led by our nursing team. by the nurses. We have patients that are referred to us for this procedure and it is an amazing skill for a nurse to develop.
We also have a cake wheel which we spin each week so that there’s a designated person to make or buy a little treat for the team, which we always look forward to. You can then sit and eat this in our wellbeing area. The wellbeing area is a safe space where you can sit and relax when you need some time away and we have wellbeing boards where we celebrate each other’s achievements.
We have weekly drop-in sessions where we can speak with our managers to either have a personal chat or bring ideas to them to continue to improve the working day of the practice. We have one practice meeting a month and one nursing meeting a month, alongside receiving a regular newsletter from our practice manager with any updates within the practice. Here at Fair city, we’re proud of the way we communicate with each other, which in turn which eases the work of the team.
We have recently started up groups who manage sustainability and wellbeing in our practice. They have regular meetings to bring ideas to the table and ensure we continue to develop within these areas. There are still openings in these groups, if it’s something that would interest you.
About the Team and Culture
7 vets, including our clinical director, 1 Nursing manager alongside 2 SVNs, 1 VCA and 2 ACAs and 6 support staff including our practice manager. Team working, support and open communication are top priorities, and we are looking for an individual who also champions these values.
• RCVS registered Veterinary Nurse or final year student veterinary nurse
• Clinical coach or happy to become a clinical coach
• Excellent communication
• Deliver high standard of patient care
Because our employees matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –
• 6.8 weeks annual leave
• Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
• Your birthday as a paid day off
• Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Private Medical Insurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
• Non-accidental injury support
• £550 CPD allowance with 24hrs paid pro rata
• Certificate support
• Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
• Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
• All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
• Infection Prevention and Control Programme
• Quality Improvement Programme
• VDS cover
• RCVS fees
• Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
• Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
• Discounted staff pet care
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Quote BH8751 when applying for this role.
Address: 32 York Place, Perth, Perthshire, United Kingdom